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Continuous consent and dignity in dentistry

By D. Shaw

Abstract

Despite the heavy emphasis on consent in the ethical code of the General Dental Council (GDC), it is often overlooked that communication difficulties between patient and dentist can cause problems in maintaining genuine consent during interventions. Inconsistencies in the GDC's Standards for dental professionals and Principles of patient consent guidelines are examined in this article, and it is concluded that more emphasis must be placed on continuous consent as an ongoing process essential to maintaining patients' dignity in dentistry

Topics: BJ, RK
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:19266
Provided by: Enlighten

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